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CHRIST CHURCH COI

This Sun­day's Ser­vices of Wor­ship - The Sixth Sun­day of Lent: 8.30am - Holy Com­mu­nion Two; 11am - Morn­ing Prayer.

Youth Praise Ser­vice: 7pm next Mon­day in the Church.

Moth­ers' Union: Last month the Bray Moth­ers' Union wel­comed Ron­nie Briggs , Mis­sion Di­rec­tor of CMS Ire­land, to speak about part­ner­ship with Churches Over­seas and in par­tic­u­lar with Ka­ji­ado Dio­cese where our Africa 2015 group will be go­ing. Ron­nie and his fam­ily spent a long time liv­ing in Kenya and gave us a vivid pic­ture of what part­ner­ships means in ac­tion and prayer.

We in Bray Moth­ers' Union have been col­lect­ing our small change for Moth­ers' Union projects. For ex­am­ple in other parts of Kenya, Moth­ers' Union mem­bers are go­ing a lot of work with wid­ows, young moth­ers and girls. They work with and sup­port vul­ner­a­ble women who have re­sorted to pros­ti­tu­tion in or­der to sup­port their chil­dren.

They work hard to raise vi­tal HIV/AIDS aware­ness and also work closely with fam­i­lies to en­cour­age sta­ble fam­ily life. Mem­bers also visit those in prison and in or­phan­ages to pro­vide emo­tional and phys­i­cal sup­port. The April meet­ing takes place at 8pm on Mon­day night in the Par­ish Life Cen­tre.

Mid-Week Len­ten Com­mu­nion: To­day (Wed­nes­day) at 11am.

Holy Week Timetable: Tues­day April 15th - Church clean­ing for Easter at 7pm; Wed­nes­day April 16th - Evening Prayer at 8pm; Thurs­day April 17th - Holy Com­mu­nion and Tene­brae Ser­vice at 8pm. Good Fri­day - 11.30am Hot Cross Bun Ser­vice in St. Andrew's Na­tional School , 2pm to 3pm Vigil Ser­vice in Christ Church Bray; 8pm - Hymns and Read­ings of The Pas­sion. Easter Sun­day - 6am Dawn Ser­vice at Bray Head Car park fol­lowed by Con­fir­ma­tion Break­fast in The Rec­tory; 8.30am - Holy Com­mu­nion 1 and 11am - Fam­ily Com­mu­nion.

The SSAFA Sale: To­mor­row (Thurs­day) this Sale will take place from 10.30am to 1pm in The Grain­store, Kil­rud­dery House, Bray, by kind per­mis­sion of Lord and Lady Ardee. En­trance fee per adult €6 - chil­dren and car park­ing free. Free tea and cof­fee in The Grain­store. Stalls in­clude white ele­phant, raf­fle, cakes, plants, jew­ellery, tombola, clothes, plants, books, del­i­catessen, wood­turn­ing, coun­try pro­duce.

Par­ish Fete: This takes place on Satur­day May 17th. HOLY REDEEMER PAR­ISH

Holy Week Timetable: Next Mon­day: Mass at 10am and 7pm. 7.30pm Com­mu­nal Pen­i­ten­tial Ser­vice in St. Peter's Church, Lit­tle Bray. Next Tues­day: Mass at 10am and 7pm. 7.30pm Com­mu­nal Pen­i­ten­tial Ser­vice in St. Mary's Church, En­niskerry. Next Wed­nes­day: Mass at 10am and 7pm; Holy Hour- si­lence, guided prayer & mu­sic at 9pm. Holy Thurs­day: 10am - Morn­ing Prayer and 7.30pm Mass of the Lord's Sup­per. The church will re­main open un­til 10pm for pri­vate prayer.

Good Fri­day: 10am - Morn­ing Prayer. 10am - Out­door Sta­tions of the Cross to Bray Head com­menc­ing in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church; 3pm - The Lord's Pas­sion. 7pm Com­mu­nal Pen­i­ten­tial Serice in St. Fer­gal's Church, Bal­ly­waltrim. Holy Satur­day: 10am - Morn­ing Prayer, 12 Noon- Com­mu­nal Pen­i­ten­tial Ser­vice, 1pm - Food Bless­ing - Pol­ish Easter Tra­di­tion. 4pm to 5pm - In­di­vid­ual Con­fes­sions. 9pm - Easter Vigil Mass. Easter Sun­day : 6am - Ec­u­meni­cal Dawn Ser­vice at Bray Head Car Park fol­lowed by break­fast in the Lit­tle Flower Hall, Masses at 9am, 10.30am and 12 Noon. No Evening Mass.

Easter Week Timetable: Easter Mon­day: 11am Mass. No Evening Mass. Tues­day April 22nd to Fri­day April 25th: Mass at 10am. No Evening Mass. Satur­day April 26th / Sun­day April 27th - Masses as usual. Week of Mon­day April 28th to Fri­day May 2nd : Mass at 10am. No Evening Mass. ST. PETER'S PAR­ISH

Holy Week Timetable: Palm Sun­day: Palms be blessed at Satur­day's 7.30pm Vigil Mass and on Sun­day at the 10am Mass and 11am (Do this in Mem­ory Mass - Short Gospel), Next Mon­day to Wed­nes­day: Mass at 11am. On Mon­day there is a Pen­i­ten­tial Ser­vice at 7.30pm. Holy Thurs­day: No Morn­ing Mass. Morn­ing Prayer at 11am. Mass of the Lord's Sup­per at 7.30pm fol­lowed by Ado­ra­tion at the Al­tar of Re­pose un­til 9.30pm.

Good Fri­day: a day of Fast and Ab­sti­nence - Morn­ing Prayer at 11am; Sta­tions of the Cross at 12 Noon; Cel­e­bra­tion of Our Lord's Pas­sion at 3pm, and Prayer around the Cross at 8pm. Holy Satur­day: Morn­ing Prayer at 11am and Easter Vigil Mass at 9pm. Easter Sun­day: Mass at 10am and 11.30pm. Mon­day April 21st to Satur­day April 26th : Mass at 11am.

Chris­tian Med­i­ta­tion: Chris­tian Med­i­ta­tion has re­sumed in Fr. Ben's house at 9.45am on a Thurs­day morn­ing. Also there is med­i­ta­tion group in the Sac­risty on a Tues­day evening at 7pm. Please con­tact Sr. Pa­tri­cia in the par­ish hall for de­tails. ST. FER­GAL'S PAR­ISH

The Sun­shine Fund Collection this weekend - Palm Sun­day: The Sun­shine Fund of the So­ci­ety of St. Vin­cent de Paul is hold­ing its an­nual collection out­side the Church and all Dublin Churches this weekend.

In view of the Sun­shine Fund Collection this weekend , there will be no collection for the St. Clare's Con­fer­ence of St. Vin­cent de Paul for the month of April. Thank you for your sup­port.

Thank You: The or­gan­is­ers of the collection in aid of Our Lady's Chil­dren's Hospi­tal, Crum­lin, on 23rd/24th March would like to thank the parish­ioners of St. Fer­gal's for their sup­port & gen­eros­ity. The amount raised was €777.88.

Holy Week Cer­e­monies: Palm Sun­day: (Please bring your own green branches for bless­ing. Some will be sup­plied) Mass times: Vigil Mass 7.00pm, 8.00am, 10.00am. and 11.30am. Mon­day April 14th to Wed­nes­day 16th : Masses at 7.30a.m. & 9.30am. Holy Thurs­day: Morn­ing Prayer of the Church at 9.30am, Mass of the Lord's Sup­per at 7.30pm. Prayer be­fore the Al­tar of Re­pose 8.15-8.45pm fin­ish­ing with Night Prayer.

Good Fri­day: Morn­ing Prayer of the Church at 9.30am. Sta­tions of the Cross on Bray Head (Start­ing in Queen of Peace at 10.00am), Sta­tions of the Cross (for chil­dren etc.) at 12.00noon in St. Fer­gal's, Cel­e­bra­tion of the Lord's Pas­sion at 3.00pm. Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ser­vice at 7pm. Night Prayer 8.00pm - 8.30pm. Holy Satur­day: Morn­ing Prayer of the Church at 9.30am. Con­fes­sions 10.00am -11.00am.

The church will close at 11.00am for Easter Vigil prepa­ra­tions. Easter Vigil Mass at 9.00pm. Easter Sun­day: Masses 8.00am., 10.00am. & 11.30a.m. Ec­u­meni­cal Dawn Ser­vice at 6.00am. Bray Head on Easter Sun­day Morn­ing. Break­fast fol­low­ing the ser­vice in the Lit­tle Flower Hall, Holy Redeemer Par­ish.

Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ser­vices: Mon­day 14th April: St. Peter's at 7.30pm; Tues­day 15th April: St. Mary's En­niskerry at 7.30pm; Good Fri­day: ST. FER­GAL'S at 7.00pm. (note time); Holy Satur­day Holy Redeemer at 12 Noon.

Par­ish Trip to Bucharest: Fi­nal Meet­ing takes place on Wed­nes­day 30th April at 7.00p.m. in the Church. A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Marathon Travel & the tour guide, who is from Bucharest, will an­swer any ques­tions you may have re­gard­ing the trip.

Grand Sum­mer Raf­fle: Tick­ets are now on sale and cost €1 each or €5 for a book of 6. The draw will take place at the Par­ish Fete in St. Fer­gal's Se­nior Na­tional School on Satur­day 14th June. OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE

Holy Week Cer­e­monies: A re­hearsal will take place af­ter this Satur­day's 6.30pm Palm Sun­day Vigil Mass for all those tak­ing part in the Holy Week Cer­e­monies.

Hos­pi­tal­ity Team: The team for this Sun­day is ' Team B '.

Draw­ing Course for Beginners: The du­ra­tion of this course is 6 weeks. Venue is the Villa Pacis (Par­ish Cen­tre). The start­ing date is Wed­nes­day April 30th from 2pm to 4pm. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion avail­able from Ni­cola Sedg­wick at 0857396219.

Holy Week Timetable: Satur­day: 6.30pm - Palm Sun­day Vigil Mass. Sun­day - Palm Sun­day: 10.30am, 12 Noon and 5.30pm. (Palms will be blessed at all these Masses). Mon­day to Wed­nes­day: Mass at 10.30am. Holy Thurs­day: 7pm - Mass of the Lord's Sup­per, fol­lowed by Ado­ra­tion at the Al­tar of Re­pose un­til mid­night. Good Fri­day - a day of Fast and Ab­sti­nence.

Ec­u­meni­cal Sta­tions of the Cross to Bray Head com­menc­ing in the Church, also Sta­tions of the Cross in the Church at 10am. Solemn Cel­e­bra­tion of the Lord's Pas­sion at 3pm. Holy Satur­day - Easter Vigil Mass at 9pm fol­lowed af­ter­wards by re­fresh­ments in the Villa Pacis. Per­pet­ual Ado­ra­tion continues af­ter the Vigil Mass. Easter Sun­day - Ec­u­meni­cal Dawn Ser­vice (Bray Head Car Park) at 6am.

Easter Sun­day Masses at 10.30am and 12 Noon. No Evening Mass. Easter Week ( Mon­day April 21st to Satur­day April 26th ) Mass at 10.30am. Weekend Masses as usual. Church Collection: The Collection this weekend is in aid of the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety Sun­shine Fund , which is a unique part of the So­ci­ety which pro­vides sum­mer hol­i­days for chil­dren liv­ing in dis­ad­van­taged ar­eas.

Mu­sic and Move­ment for Ba­bies & Tod­dlers: Thurs­day morn­ings in the Villa Pacis - con­tact Emma on 086-309 4896.

Choice The­ory Fo­cus Group: Meets ev­ery 2nd Mon­day in the Villa Pacis from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Con­tact Mau­reen at 086-8756603. ANX­I­ETY/PANIC SUP­PORT

The anx­i­ety and panic sup­port group meet on Wed­nes­day evenings in the Bal­ly­waltrim Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 7.30 un­til 9.30pm. We pro­vide a sup­port ser­vice leading to re­cov­ery from all anx­i­ety dis­or­ders or panic at­tacks. All are wel­come. For cur­rent dates and time con­tact Michael Groves on 087 9144775 or 01 2868018. CUALANN SO­CI­ETY

Next Wed­nes­day morn­ing James Scan­nell, Vice-Chair­man & PRO of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Bray and North Wick­low, will present a free lec­ture in Bray Li­brary at 11.30am re­call­ing ' Easter in Bray 100 Years Ago (1914) ' and all are wel­come to at­tend.

Due to Easter the April meet­ing of the So­ci­ety pre­vi­ously sched­uled to take place on April 17th which is Holy Thurs­day, has been put back by one week to Thurs­day April 24th, at 8pm in the Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Quins­boro Road, Bray, at which James Scan­nell will present his lec­ture ' Sav­ing the Drown­ing Sailors - the MV Ker­logue Bay of Bis­cay 1943 Res­cue '. All wel­come to at­tend.

Book­ing will be taken for the So­ci­ety's an­nual one -day out­ing which this year takes place on Sun­day April 18th tak­ing in the Arigna Coal­field Min­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence and Kings House in Boyle, Co. Roscom­mon which houses the Con­naught Rangers mu­seum. Cost of coach and ad­mis­sions is €18. All wel­come - ad­mis­sion free.

Mem­bers of the So­ci­ety have also been in­vited to at­tend Fri­day and Satur­days ' Clon­tarf 1014 - 2014 ' Na­tional con­fer­ence to mark the mil­len­nium of the Bat­tle of Clon­tarf, in the Ed­mund Burke Lec­ture Theatre in the Arts Build­ing, Trin­ity Col­lege, Dublin.. AC­TIVE RE­TIRE­MENT

Ve­vay Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (VARA) are hav­ing their an­nual hol­i­day to West­port, Co. Mayo, from May 25th to May 29th. Book­ings can be made in the Villa Pacis on Fri­day morn­ings be­tween 11am and 12.30pm. De­posit re­quired (non re­fund­able). TA­BLE QUIZ FOR AWARE

On Satur­day night Tesco Bray's Ta­ble Quiz in aid of Aware takes place at 7.30pm in Jim Doyle's, Bray. En­try fee is €20 per ta­ble of 4. EN­DEAV­OUR AWARDS

Mon­day April 28th is the clos­ing date for nom­i­na­tions for this year's Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce En­deav­our Awards. Nom­i­na­tions can be made by email to info@bray­cham­ber.ie. CLEAN-UP /AC­TION DAY

This takes place on Satur­day, The meet­ing point in Raheen Car Park at Bray Head at 12 Noon and the clean-up will con­tinue un­til 3pm.

Ken Cole, Phil Cheetham and Barry Walsh at the start of the first wave at the Gaelforce Cliff Walk 10K.

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